After conquering all before him at 168lbs the future for Canelo Alvarez could involve his greatest foe.
ESPN say the undisputed super-middleweight champion has the chance to remain with Al Haymon and PBC for one more fight or return to the welcoming arms of Eddie Hearn for a brace of bouts with Matchroom.
The Mexican sporting icon is currently enjoying some R&R before resuming his career this year.
Should he decide to work with Haymon again then a date of May 7 against WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo is on the table. Canelo finished off his quest for supremacy at 168lbs when he worked alongside PBC in his undisputed title fight against then IBF champion Caleb Plant.
Across the pond Hearn would love nothing more than to work again front and centre with Canelo. Should the ginger-haired juggernaut land back on DAZN where he fought Callum Smith, Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders then Dmitry Bivol and Gennadiy Golovkin could lie in wait.
Matchroom are also proposing a May 7 date, according to ESPN’s article, which would see Canelo’s 61 st pro fight come against Bivol the current WBA light-heavyweight champion.
The 175lbs division has already proved successful for Alvarez following his emphatic win against Sergey Kovalev to annex the WBO title in November 2019. Should he be victorious against Bivol then a third encounter against ‘GGG’ would arrive in September with all four super-middleweight titles on the line.
There has been a public clamouring for Canelo and Golovkin’s rivalry to reach the trilogy stage. Their two fights in 2017 and 2018 are still debated to this day as to who won such was the narrow margins involved.
A thrilling yet controversial draw and a then win for Canelo has left the door open for a third fight. Sadly, Golovkin’s career hasn’t hit the heights of those reached by his nemesis since the 24 rounds they shared. And with his 40th birthday a few months away the Kazakh will surely jump at the opportunity for one more battle against the pound-for-pound number one.